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  • Summary: This is the third album (and first American release) for the Swedish brother-sister electro-pop duo of Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. This is one of the most rich and accomplished albums of recent times. Essential.
  2. The musical construction is so jaunty that they can't be serious even if they're cutting their alienated fans out of the joke. [Feb/Mar 2007]
  3. While many electronic acts are trying their hand at folkier compositions and attempting to squeeze warmth from the digital realm, The Knife's Silent Shout opts for ice-cold distance. The record suffers nothing for it, instead coming out monolithic and beautiful.
  4. It's anybody's guess what a fan of the Gonzalez and Royksopp tracks will make of this beautiful, haunted record, but its dark ingenuity is the kind that keeps electronic music alive.
  5. And while lyrically nothing comes close to eclipsing the pop genius of "Heartbeats" from their previous release, Deep Cuts, several tracks on Silent Shout demonstrate considerable growth both lyrically and musically, making this a solid follow up from a band that has further evolved their own curious brand of synthpop.
  6. When they keep things a little more subtle, Silent Shout is outstanding, but in other places it's just sorta there.
  7. A hideous mess of electro noodling and maddeningly obtuse, tuneless vocals. [May 2006, p.126]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 56
  2. Negative: 3 out of 56
  1. Jan 23, 2013
    10
    Well people from Q certainly have reason to feel like fools because 7 years later it's quite obvious that Silent Shout is modern masterpieceWell people from Q certainly have reason to feel like fools because 7 years later it's quite obvious that Silent Shout is modern masterpiece and one of very best albums of whole decade. Expand
  2. EduardoO
    Apr 1, 2007
    10
    My favorite album of 2006. This is gonna be a classic. The Knife created an scary trip to some sort of dark electronica... too bad they My favorite album of 2006. This is gonna be a classic. The Knife created an scary trip to some sort of dark electronica... too bad they probably won't make anymore. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2013
    10
    This album is a classic, experimental but still catchy as hell. It deserved higher score than this. Hightlights are "Silent Shout", "We ShareThis album is a classic, experimental but still catchy as hell. It deserved higher score than this. Hightlights are "Silent Shout", "We Share Our Mothers' Health", Marble House",... actually the whole album are highlights. Expand
  4. mihaiv
    Aug 14, 2006
    9
    Excellent. Very original.
  5. c.
    May 28, 2007
    9
    i love the record, but it surprises me who else does. whenever i play it around those who have never heard it they always ask who it is and nod...
  6. GC.
    Dec 4, 2007
    8
    I listened to this CD for the first time today, and... wow! If I'd have known from day one how awesome this album is, I'd have I listened to this CD for the first time today, and... wow! If I'd have known from day one how awesome this album is, I'd have bought it earlier. Sonic cathedrals, indeed. Also: please don't diss Q too much. I used to read it, and while I now see how crappy it is, it did help me in developing my musical taste. I read The Word now. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Sep 17, 2006
    0
    Just awful.

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